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Don't make your heirs pay your estate tax bill

The prospect of inheriting property is, for most people, pretty appealing, for obvious reasons. In some situations, though, inheriting property can be a frustrating experience. That is certainly the case when the estate of the deceased person failed to adequately provide for the payment of the estate tax.

Estate planning and asset protection planning

Our Georgia readers may have heard here and there about the importance of asset protection planning, but what exactly is it? Asset protection planning is an aspect of estate planning that involves limiting one’s liabilities in order to protect one’s wealth. There are various fronts on which asset protection planning can be implemented, and various ways to do it, depending on an individual’s circumstances.

Financial power of attorney: an important aspect of estate planning

For older Americans, putting together a sound financial plan, both for retirement and for one’s estate, is a very important project. Many people who put off making a plan in their younger years, though, overlook the possibility that they may lose the capacity to make their own financial decisions someday. Unfortunately, sufficient mental capacity to make these decisions is not something all of us retain until our death.

Financial power of attorney: an important aspect of estate planning

For older Americans, putting together a sound financial plan, both for retirement and for one’s estate, is a very important project. Many people who put off making a plan in their younger years, though, overlook the possibility that they may lose the capacity to make their own financial decisions someday. Unfortunately, sufficient mental capacity to make these decisions is not something all of us retain until our death.

Gandolfini's estate tax "disaster" shows importance of planning

Fans of "The Sopranos" will remember the actor for his role as a crime boss trying to work family life into his career in the Mafia. Estate planners, however, will remember as well the missed opportunities for better tax planning of Mr. Gandolfini's estate. Indeed, the planning on Gandolfini's estate was so poor that it has been called a tax "disaster."

Revocable living trusts help avoid probate, maintain privacy

Many of our readers have heard about the benefits of trust agreements in the context of estate planning. Undoubtedly, trusts are valuable tools when it comes to finding creative ways to pass on wealth, protect loves ones, and accomplish financial goals. One particularly useful form of trust agreement is a revocable living trust.

Some things to keep in mind when estate planning

Estate planning doesn’t need to be complex to be effective, but it does involve a number of steps and an ongoing commitment to ensuring the plan remains effective. Let’s take a look at some of the basic steps in the process.  The first step in the process, of course, is to find a qualified estate planning attorney with whom you can relate. On this blog, we emphasize working with a flesh-and-blood attorney over the do-it-yourself approach, which can result in a less than effective estate plan.  

How will DOMA ruling affect same-sex estate planning in Georgia?

The most recent U.S. Supreme Court term included several important cases, but the two cases dealing with same-sex marriage certainly received the most attention. Currently, Georgia state law doesn't recognize marriage for same-sex couples -- and the recent rulings did not change that. However, now that a major component of the federal Defense of Marriage Act was struck down, many couples are dealing with complex differences between federal and state law. These laws, of course, impact estate planning.

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